The maximum number of players (including Managers) will be sixteen (16), with a maximum of eight (8) boys and eight (8) girls.
Make up of Players Each school is expected to bring the following:
1st and 2nd string boys and girls singles players.
1st and 2nd string boys and girls doubles players.
1st and 2nd string mixed doubles players.
All divisions have six (6) teams of the full complement of boys’ and girls’ singles, doubles and mixed doubles teams.
Promotion/Relegation will be 1 up and 1 down.
All matches except per below shall be played as nine-game pro sets with a tie break at 8-8.
The championship bracket semifinals, finals and third/fourth place matches will be played as the best-of-three sets. If necessary, a tie-break will be played at 6-6 in each of the three (3) sets.
There will be no seeding from the previous year’s tournament and the draw will be done by the ISST secretary at the beginning of the school year.
All separate matches will be played with new balls. A minimum total of 6 courts are necessary at one or two sites.
No Flight shall include more than two number one individuals/teams nor two individuals/teams from the same school.
Flight Tie Breaker Should all individuals/teams finish at 1-1 in Flight competition, then the differential between games won/lost shall break the tie. If a tie still exists, then: a)Total games won b)Total games lost c)Individuals/teams will play seven-point tie-break games in the same order as the regular matches d)There shall be a five-minute warm-up period prior to each match e)If the seven-point round robin finishes with all three individuals/teams at 1-1, the individuals/teams shall be ranked by the differential between points won and points lost If a tie still exists then : f) All three names will be placed in a hat. One name will be drawn and that individual/team will be placed in the 9-12 consolation bracket, and the other two will advance to the championship bracket. The individual/team winning the head-to-head will be ranked number one. g) First serve shall be determined by a racket spin
9-12 Place Round Robin Tie Breaker: When there are ties between three or more teams. the following steps will be used to determine rankings.
ANY tie between two teams is determined by the head to head result.
When there are ties between three or more teams the following steps will be used to determine rankings:
- Differential between games won/lost between the tied teams only.
If a tie still exists, then:
a)Total games won between the tied teams only. b)Total games lost between the tied teams only.
If a tie still exists, then:
Teams/individual will share the placing. POINTS: Points for the Boys and Girls team standings shall be determined on the basis of 1 point for a first place finish, two points for a second place, three for a third and down to 12 for 12th place. These points are then added together for the respective team scores with the lowest score winning as in cross country. A combination of the Boys and Girls team totals shall determined the Combined winner. If a player forfeits or defaults a match, all subsequent matches involving that player are also forfeited.
If two or more teams are tied for the final standing then the following applies; a) Differential between games won/lost between tied teams only b) Total Games won between tied teams only c) Total Games lost between tied teams only If a tie still exists, then: a) Differential between games won/lost between ALL teams b) Total Games won between ALL teams c) Total Games lost between ALL teams
AWARDS: First, second and third place permanent trophies will be awarded to the relevant boys and girls teams. An overall combined team first place permanent trophy will be awarded each year to the school obtaining the best combined scores from both gender teams. Medals will be awarded to the top three combined scores from both gender teams. Appropriate medals will be awarded to the players of the first 3 places in each discipline (i.e. Boys/Girls ‐ Singles/Doubles/Mixed Doubles). Participation patches will be given to all players involved in the Championships.